Kepler Space Telescope

Create a collaborative class project where you will have the opportunity to be
creative and curate images, videos, animations, and anything else you find amazing and would like to include.
At the conclusion of this assignment, I hope we can all be proud of our creation.
I would like for you to choose a current or recent space-based telescope. Your choice could include any Earthorbiting telescope that is currently in operation, a spacecraft that is in orbit around another planet or object, or a
spacecraft that is traveling through our solar system. Please do not choose a satellite that only observes the
Earth. You can find a list of current telescope missions here or here https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/missions/? (Links
to an external site.) or here. https://www.space.com/6716-major-space-telescopes.html (Links to an external
site.)
type=current or here. Note that several of these missions are Earth-observing missions so please don’t choose
those.
Every student should pick a separate telescope (so if someone already picked the Hubble, you’ll have to
choose something else). This should be the motivation to start this assignment soon and not wait until the last
minute!
Once you choose your mission, create a research document to include the following information and post the
name on the Forum
The name of your mission and basic facts about it. These facts should include:
Launch date
Its path or orbit in space
The expected lifetime of the spacecraft or robot
Which agency is in charge of it (NASA, ESA, etc)
Cost
The goals of this mission
Some of the instruments onboard this spacecraft or robot and what these instruments are able to measure or
photograph
Which part or parts (wavelengths) in the electromagnetic spectrum is your telescope designed to study? What
can we learn about the objects that this telescope is viewing by studying them at this wavelength?
At least one other fact that you find neat.
After browsing media produced by this mission, pick at least three (or more) photographs, videos, or
animations that you find really cool and insert them into your wiki page. Make sure you label each one.
Describe what is depicted in each photograph or video. What instrument onboard your mission produced it?
What was learned (or what could be learned or what questions are raised) from the picture/video that you
chose?

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